Webster Groves has its origins as five separate communities along adjacent railroad lines. Webster, Old Orchard, Webster Park, Tuxedo Park, and Selma merged in 1896 in order to implement public services and develop a unified city government. The City of Webster Groves has received a great deal of attention for its suitability as a place to live, work and raise a family, as well as recent acclaim as a culinary destination.
Webster Groves was named as Missouri’s 2013 Creative Community by the Missouri Arts Council. The City is known for its long-standing foundation in the arts, with cultural anchors such as The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, The Community Music School and Webster University.
The National Council for Home Safety and Security has named Webster Groves as Missouri’s safest city